Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT FICTION: The Bomb Squad by Avah Dodson

Alexa Kroshatt’s mind whirled with escape plans: injury, illness, blackmail. Sweat clung to Alexa’s forehead like a sticky Band-aid. She scrunched herself into a tight ball—like if she made herself smaller, she might be invisible. The soft, lavender comforter that was babyish but Alexa’s only protection from evil was thrown off. “Alexa,” a firm voice… Continue reading SHORT FICTION: The Bomb Squad by Avah Dodson

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BOOK REVIEW: Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson

Do you believe in Fae and magic? Stella lives on the outskirts of the Winterspell Forest, where there is mystery and magic. She has her Imp, Peg and her ghostly Nan for company; who try to keep her safe but Stella wants friends, to be a normal girl and that means going to school. So,… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson

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BOOK REVIEW: Hubert Horatio: How to Raise your Grown-ups by Lauren Child

- Short Review - If like me you have children that were brought up on Charlie and Lola then what better book to get them to move onto - this is a great book, full of the same magic and sparkle of Child's outings with Lola and her brother, but a bit more of a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hubert Horatio: How to Raise your Grown-ups by Lauren Child

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BOOK REVIEW: Bad Nana: That’s Snow Business! by Sophy Henn

- Short Review - Sophy Henn brings us another instalment of Bad Nana and Jeanie - our wonderfully plucky and fully realised protagonist. This time there is excitement about a Winter Wonderland Variety Show - all the town are invited to audition, Jeanie is very excited until she discovers that Bad Nana and her friend… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Bad Nana: That’s Snow Business! by Sophy Henn

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BOOK REVIEW: Granny Magic by Elka Evalds

- Short Review - Packed with knitting, grannies, magic and a sprinkling of villainy this book follows the tale of Will as he unravels the secrets kept by his late grandmother.  Why is someone trying to buy up all her old knitting and what exactly is going on in the old wool factory? With the… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Granny Magic by Elka Evalds

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BOOK REVIEW: The Rescue Party by Nick Butterworth

- Short Review - Nick Butterworth is someone who heavily influenced my childhood and is slowly influencing my children's too and I'm sure in a good many years he'll be influencing my grandchildren's childhoods - because these books live on in the hearts and minds of their readers, pure nostalgia on the page and a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Rescue Party by Nick Butterworth

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BOOK REVIEW: After The Storm by Nick Butterworth

- Short Review - Nick Butterworth is someone who heavily influenced my childhood and is slowly influencing my children's too and I'm sure in a good many years he'll be influencing my grandchildren's childhoods - because these books live on in the hearts and minds of their readers, pure nostalgia on the page and a… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: After The Storm by Nick Butterworth